iPhone 7: What’s Next?

There have been many theories on what the next iPhone will be like; it happens every time. People wonder in awe as they look out to the vast cosmos, thinking about their insignificance in comparison to the largeness of space and the universe that encompasses them, and ponder the deep philosophical question: what will the next iPhone have?

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(Credit goes to ovalpictures.com and Yasser Farahi for the excellent concept picture)

Perhaps that is a bit of a stretch, but no doubt there are some rabid fans craving to know everything about Apple’s next smartphone (I’m lookin’ at you Timmy on the left!).

So I am hear to service those who wish their technological, rumour-obsessed hunger to be satiated.

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Review of The 32GB Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+: 2Edgy4Me?

Samsung is a company that has always interested me, particularly with their phone lineup. Their AMOLED screens, wealth of features, and speedy performance has made me gravitate towards picking one up, but the plastic build was always a major deterrent. Now, with a premium glass and metal construction and the intriguing Edge features, has Samsung created one of the best phones on the market? Or is it 2edgy4me?

Build/Design:

As soon as you lift the phone out you’ll realise the striking edge display, and implemented on a spacious 5.7 inch screen. To put it bluntly, it looks stunning. The dual edged display looks extraordinary and will definitely stand out from amongst the standard slabs and basic bricks of today. The unit I have is in gold, and it has a very subdued shine which isn’t tacky or overdone; it’s quite nice.

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Teenager Ahmed Mohamed Arrested Over…a Clock?

The title says it all. This fourteen year-old teenager was arrested during school for bringing in a homemade clock, which the teacher assumed was a bomb. A clock……mistaken for a bomb? Ok. He was forced through an interrogation and handcuffed to be taken to a Juvenile Detention Centre (or center, since this is American news). First of all, why does something like this even happen? Can’t they just open up the device and look for any explosives? Surely they must be able to. While I have nothing against America, I’ll admit that this seems to be commonplace: people being wrongly accused and arrested by police. And for a clock? This is ridiculous.

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YouTube Destruction Videos and What They Mean to Me

Yes, these videos have garnered extreme popularity in recent years; after all, they get to destroy stuff that we would never be able to. Whether it be blending the Nokia 3310, or burning the newest iPhone, these videos have soared in views and recognition for their intense shock value. And I won’t deny that I, too, gain a level of amusement from watching these. There’s something about them that just makes them so exciting despite also being heart-wrenching when you watch your favourite device cripple. Why do we feel this way?

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A Meditation On Early Technological Development

Ah technology, how much I love you and how tight you remain in my grasp. You’ve changed our world with the telephone, and the TV, and don’t forget the all-important computer! But wait…the wheel is also technology? That’s right! We seem to get so caught up in the technology of the present and future that we forget about the distant past. The wheel or rope or house, all pieces of technology that are severely overlooked. Let’s analyse the history and creation of some basic technological advancements.

The Rope:

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Rope consists of a group of strands which are twisted or braided in a way that will make them stronger. They have huge importance in supporting the weight of other objects; this ability is known as tensile strength. There is evidence to suggest that rope-making took place in Europe as far back as 28,000 years ago. This is reinforced through a discovery in which cordage remains on fired clay was found, suggesting it was used to make early forms of rope. Also found were fossilised fragments of what is believed to be two-ply laid rope in a cave at Lascaux. The latter dates back to 15,000 BC.

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Short Thoughts: Battery Life

One thing that’s always annoyed me is how manufacturers handle the battery sizes in their smartphones. I recently got the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge +, which has only 3000mah. For a 5.7 inch device I’d expect a significantly larger capacity. This brought me to one major issue which seems to be growing among many (but not all) manufacturers: slimming down devices and decreasing battery life. Why oh why is this a thing?

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Nintendo Nostalgia: A Retrospect of The Past

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Gameboy Advance SP

A day I remember vividly; a day so strong in my mind. I saw the ads and posters all around me, and my gleeful young face lit up with joy. The Gameboy Advance! I had to have it! My cousins had one, so why not me? Well, on one fateful day I woke up, unsuspecting of what was about to unfold: my first handheld games console.

My dad bought me the Gameboy Advance SP, something which always seemed so far from my grasp. I thought it was the coolest thing in the world, and thus my love of technology had sparked. Everywhere I went I carried it around with me, and could remember those long nights where I would wiggle under the covers and flip up the screen, playing and playing till my thumbs were sore. This was the time when I was introduced to classic Nintendo franchises like Yoshi’s Island, Mario Kart, and Pokemon, as well as non-Nintendo games such as Crash Bandicoot and Sonic Advance.

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Poll: What’s your Favourite Mobile Operating System?

I’d really love to know. For me it would be Android, but what do you guys think?